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Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

org.eclipse.ui.forms.widgets
Class ExpandableComposite

java.lang.Object
  extended by 

org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Widget
      extended by 

org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Control
          extended by 

org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Scrollable
              extended by 

org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Composite
                  extended by 

org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Canvas
                      extended by 
org.eclipse.ui.forms.widgets.ExpandableComposite
All Implemented Interfaces:
Drawable
Direct Known Subclasses:
Section

public class ExpandableComposite
extends Canvas

This composite is capable of expanding or collapsing a single client that is its direct child. The composite renders an expansion toggle affordance (according to the chosen style), and a title that also acts as a hyperlink (can be selected and is traversable). The client is layed out below the title when expanded, or hidden when collapsed.

The widget can be instantiated as-is, or subclassed to modify some aspects of it. *

Since 3.1, left/right arrow keys can be used to control the expansion state. If several expandable composites are created in the same parent, up/down arrow keys can be used to traverse between them. Expandable text accepts mnemonics and mnemonic activation will toggle the expansion state.

While expandable composite recognize that different styles can be used to render the title bar, and even defines the constants for these styles (TITLE_BAR and SHORT_TITLE_BAR the actual painting is done in the subclasses.

Since:
3.0
See Also:
Section

Field Summary
static int CLIENT_INDENT
          If this style is used, the client origin will be vertically aligned with the title text.
 int clientVerticalSpacing
          Vertical spacing between the title area and the composite client control (default is 3).
static int COMPACT
          If this style is used, computed size of the composite will take the client width into consideration only in the expanded state.
 int descriptionVerticalSpacing
          Vertical spacing between the title area and the description control (default is 0).
static int EXPANDED
          If this style is used, the control will be created in the expanded state.
static int FOCUS_TITLE
          If this style is used, the title text will be rendered as a hyperlink that can individually accept focus.
protected  int GAP
          Deprecated. this variable was left as protected by mistake. It will be turned into static and hidden in the future versions. Do not use it and do not change its value.
static int LEFT_TEXT_CLIENT_ALIGNMENT
          By default, text client is right-aligned.
 int marginHeight
          Height of the margin that will be added around the control (default is 0).
 int marginWidth
          Width of the margin that will be added around the control (default is 0).
static int NO_TITLE
          If this style is used, title will not be rendered.
static int SHORT_TITLE_BAR
          If this style is used, a short version of the title bar decoration will be painted behind the text.
protected   Control textLabel
          The text label for the title.
static int TITLE_BAR
          If this style is used, title bar decoration will be painted behind the text.
 int titleBarTextMarginWidth
          Horizontal margin around the inside of the title bar area when TITLE_BAR or SHORT_TITLE_BAR style is used.
protected   ToggleHyperlink toggle
          The toggle widget used to expand the composite.
static int TREE_NODE
          If this style is used, a tree node with either + or - signs will be used to render the expansion toggle.
static int TWISTIE
          If this style is used, a twistie will be used to render the expansion toggle.
protected  int VGAP
          Deprecated. this variable was left as protected by mistake. It will be turned into static and hidden in the future versions. Do not use them and do not change its value.
 
Fields inherited from class org.eclipse.swt.widgets. Control
handle
 
Constructor Summary
ExpandableComposite ( Composite parent, int style)
          Creates an expandable composite using a TWISTIE toggle.
ExpandableComposite ( Composite parent, int style, int expansionStyle)
          Creates the expandable composite in the provided parent.
 
Method Summary
 void addExpansionListener ( IExpansionListener listener)
          Adds the listener that will be notified when the expansion state changes.
  Point computeSize (int wHint, int hHint, boolean changed)
          Computes the size of the expandable composite.
 boolean forceFocus ()
          Forces the receiver to have the keyboard focus, causing all keyboard events to be delivered to it.
  Control getClient ()
          Returns the current expandable client.
protected   Control getDescriptionControl ()
          Returns description control that will be placed under the title if present.
 int getExpansionStyle ()
          Returns the bitwise-ORed style bits for the expansion control.
protected   Control getSeparatorControl ()
          Returns the separator control that will be placed between the title and the description if present.
  String getText ()
          Returns the title string.
  Control getTextClient ()
          Returns the text client control.
 int getTextClientHeightDifference ()
          Returns the difference in height between the text and the text client (if set).
  Color getTitleBarForeground ()
          Returns the title bar foreground when TITLE_BAR style is used.
protected  boolean hasTitleBar ()
          Tests if this expandable composite renders a title bar around the text.
protected  void internalSetExpanded (boolean expanded)
          Performs the expansion state change for the expandable control.
 boolean isExpanded ()
          Tests the expanded state of the composite.
protected  boolean isFixedStyle ()
          Returns true if the composite is fixed i.e. cannot be expanded or collapsed.
protected  void onPaint ( PaintEvent e)
          If TITLE_BAR or SHORT_TITLE_BAR style is used, title bar decoration will be painted behind the text in this method.
 void removeExpansionListener ( IExpansionListener listener)
          Removes the expansion listener.
 void setActiveToggleColor ( Color c)
          Sets the active color of the toggle control (when the mouse enters the toggle area).
 void setBackground ( Color bg)
          Sets the background of all the custom controls in the expandable.
 void setClient ( Control client)
          Sets the client of this expandable composite.
 void setEnabled (boolean enabled)
          Enables the receiver if the argument is true, and disables it otherwise.
 void setExpanded (boolean expanded)
          Programmatically changes expanded state.
 void setFont ( Font font)
          Sets the fonts of all the custom controls in the expandable.
 void setForeground ( Color fg)
          Sets the foreground of all the custom controls in the expandable.
 void setLayout ( Layout layout)
          Prevents assignment of the layout manager - expandable composite uses its own layout.
 void setMenu ( Menu menu)
          Overrides 'super' to pass the menu to the text label.
 void setText ( String title)
          Sets the title of the expandable composite.
 void setTextClient ( Control textClient)
          Sets the text client control.
 void setTitleBarForeground ( Color color)
          Sets the color of the title bar foreground when TITLE_BAR style is used.
 void setToggleColor ( Color c)
          Sets the color of the toggle control.
 
Methods inherited from class org.eclipse.swt.widgets. Canvas
drawBackground, getCaret, getIME, scroll, setCaret, setIME
 
Methods inherited from class org.eclipse.swt.widgets. Composite
changed, checkSubclass, getBackgroundMode, getChildren, getLayout, getLayoutDeferred, getTabList, isLayoutDeferred, layout, layout, layout, layout, setBackgroundMode, setFocus, setLayoutDeferred, setTabList
 
Methods inherited from class org.eclipse.swt.widgets. Scrollable
computeTrim, getClientArea, getHorizontalBar, getVerticalBar
 
Methods inherited from class org.eclipse.swt.widgets. Control
addControlListener, addDragDetectListener, addFocusListener, addHelpListener, addKeyListener, addMenuDetectListener, addMouseListener, addMouseMoveListener, addMouseTrackListener, addMouseWheelListener, addPaintListener, addTraverseListener, computeSize, dragDetect, dragDetect, getAccessible, getBackground, getBackgroundImage, getBorderWidth, getBounds, getCursor, getDragDetect, getEnabled, getFont, getForeground, getLayoutData, getLocation, getMenu, getMonitor, getParent, getRegion, getShell, getSize, getToolTipText, getVisible, internal_dispose_GC, internal_new_GC, isEnabled, isFocusControl, isReparentable, isVisible, moveAbove, moveBelow, pack, pack, print, redraw, redraw, removeControlListener, removeDragDetectListener, removeFocusListener, removeHelpListener, removeKeyListener, removeMenuDetectListener, removeMouseListener, removeMouseMoveListener, removeMouseTrackListener, removeMouseWheelListener, removePaintListener, removeTraverseListener, setBackgroundImage, setBounds, setBounds, setCapture, setCursor, setDragDetect, setLayoutData, setLocation, setLocation, setParent, setRedraw, setRegion, setSize, setSize, setToolTipText, setVisible, toControl, toControl, toDisplay, toDisplay, traverse, update
 
Methods inherited from class org.eclipse.swt.widgets. Widget
addDisposeListener, addListener, checkWidget, dispose, getData, getData, getDisplay, getListeners, getStyle, isDisposed, isListening, notifyListeners, removeDisposeListener, removeListener, removeListener, setData, setData, toString
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang. Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

TWISTIE

public static final int TWISTIE
If this style is used, a twistie will be used to render the expansion toggle.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

TREE_NODE

public static final int TREE_NODE
If this style is used, a tree node with either + or - signs will be used to render the expansion toggle.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

FOCUS_TITLE

public static final int FOCUS_TITLE
If this style is used, the title text will be rendered as a hyperlink that can individually accept focus. Otherwise, it will still act like a hyperlink, but only the toggle control will accept focus.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

CLIENT_INDENT

public static final int CLIENT_INDENT
If this style is used, the client origin will be vertically aligned with the title text. Otherwise, it will start at x = 0.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

COMPACT

public static final int COMPACT
If this style is used, computed size of the composite will take the client width into consideration only in the expanded state. Otherwise, client width will always be taken into acount.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

EXPANDED

public static final int EXPANDED
If this style is used, the control will be created in the expanded state. This state can later be changed programmatically or by the user if TWISTIE or TREE_NODE style is used.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

TITLE_BAR

public static final int TITLE_BAR
If this style is used, title bar decoration will be painted behind the text.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

SHORT_TITLE_BAR

public static final int SHORT_TITLE_BAR
If this style is used, a short version of the title bar decoration will be painted behind the text. This style is useful when a more descrete option is needed for the title bar.

Since:
3.1
See Also:
Constant Field Values

NO_TITLE

public static final int NO_TITLE
If this style is used, title will not be rendered.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

LEFT_TEXT_CLIENT_ALIGNMENT

public static final int LEFT_TEXT_CLIENT_ALIGNMENT
By default, text client is right-aligned. If this style is used, it will be positioned after the text control and vertically centered with it.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

marginWidth

public int marginWidth
Width of the margin that will be added around the control (default is 0).


marginHeight

public int marginHeight
Height of the margin that will be added around the control (default is 0).


clientVerticalSpacing

public int clientVerticalSpacing
Vertical spacing between the title area and the composite client control (default is 3).


descriptionVerticalSpacing

public int descriptionVerticalSpacing
Vertical spacing between the title area and the description control (default is 0). The description control is normally placed at the new line as defined in the font used to render it. This value will be added to it.

Since:
3.3

titleBarTextMarginWidth

public int titleBarTextMarginWidth
Horizontal margin around the inside of the title bar area when TITLE_BAR or SHORT_TITLE_BAR style is used. This variable is not used otherwise.

Since:
3.3

toggle

protected 
ToggleHyperlink toggle
The toggle widget used to expand the composite.


textLabel

protected 
Control textLabel
The text label for the title.


VGAP

protected int VGAP
Deprecated. this variable was left as protected by mistake. It will be turned into static and hidden in the future versions. Do not use them and do not change its value.

GAP

protected int GAP
Deprecated. this variable was left as protected by mistake. It will be turned into static and hidden in the future versions. Do not use it and do not change its value.
Constructor Detail

ExpandableComposite

public ExpandableComposite(
Composite parent,
                           int style)
Creates an expandable composite using a TWISTIE toggle.

Parameters:
parent - the parent composite
style - SWT style bits

ExpandableComposite

public ExpandableComposite(
Composite parent,
                           int style,
                           int expansionStyle)
Creates the expandable composite in the provided parent.

Parameters:
parent - the parent
style - the control style (as expected by SWT subclass)
expansionStyle - the style of the expansion widget (TREE_NODE, TWISTIE, CLIENT_INDENT, COMPACT, FOCUS_TITLE, LEFT_TEXT_CLIENT_ALIGNMENT, NO_TITLE)
Method Detail

forceFocus

public boolean forceFocus()
Description copied from class: Control
Forces the receiver to have the keyboard focus, causing all keyboard events to be delivered to it.

Overrides:
forceFocus in class Control
Returns:
true if the control got focus, and false if it was unable to.
See Also:
Control.setFocus()

setMenu

public void setMenu(
Menu menu)
Overrides 'super' to pass the menu to the text label.

Overrides:
setMenu in class Control
Parameters:
menu - the menu from the parent to attach to this control.

setLayout

public final void setLayout(
Layout layout)
Prevents assignment of the layout manager - expandable composite uses its own layout.

Overrides:
setLayout in class Composite
Parameters:
layout - the receiver's new layout or null

setBackground

public void setBackground(
Color bg)
Sets the background of all the custom controls in the expandable.

Overrides:
setBackground in class Control
Parameters:
bg - the new color (or null)

setForeground

public void setForeground(
Color fg)
Sets the foreground of all the custom controls in the expandable.

Overrides:
setForeground in class Control
Parameters:
fg - the new color (or null)

setToggleColor

public void setToggleColor(
Color c)
Sets the color of the toggle control.

Parameters:
c - the color object

setActiveToggleColor

public void setActiveToggleColor(
Color c)
Sets the active color of the toggle control (when the mouse enters the toggle area).

Parameters:
c - the active color object

setFont

public void setFont(
Font font)
Sets the fonts of all the custom controls in the expandable.

Overrides:
setFont in class Canvas
Parameters:
font - the new font (or null)

setEnabled

public void setEnabled(boolean enabled)
Description copied from class: Control
Enables the receiver if the argument is true, and disables it otherwise. A disabled control is typically not selectable from the user interface and draws with an inactive or "grayed" look.

Overrides:
setEnabled in class Control
Parameters:
enabled - the new enabled state

setClient

public void setClient(
Control client)
Sets the client of this expandable composite. The client must not be null and must be a direct child of this container.

Parameters:
client - the client that will be expanded or collapsed

getClient

public 
Control getClient()
Returns the current expandable client.

Returns:
the client control

setText

public void setText(
String title)
Sets the title of the expandable composite. The title will act as a hyperlink and activating it will toggle the client between expanded and collapsed state.

Parameters:
title - the new title string
See Also:
getText()

getText

public 
String getText()
Returns the title string.

Returns:
the title string
See Also:
setText(String)

isExpanded

public boolean isExpanded()
Tests the expanded state of the composite.

Returns:
true if expanded, false if collapsed.

getExpansionStyle

public int getExpansionStyle()
Returns the bitwise-ORed style bits for the expansion control.

Returns:
the bitwise-ORed style bits for the expansion control

setExpanded

public void setExpanded(boolean expanded)
Programmatically changes expanded state.

Parameters:
expanded - the new expanded state

internalSetExpanded

protected void internalSetExpanded(boolean expanded)
Performs the expansion state change for the expandable control.

Parameters:
expanded - the expansion state

addExpansionListener

public void addExpansionListener(
IExpansionListener listener)
Adds the listener that will be notified when the expansion state changes.

Parameters:
listener - the listener to add

removeExpansionListener

public void removeExpansionListener(
IExpansionListener listener)
Removes the expansion listener.

Parameters:
listener - the listner to remove

onPaint

protected void onPaint(
PaintEvent e)
If TITLE_BAR or SHORT_TITLE_BAR style is used, title bar decoration will be painted behind the text in this method. The default implementation does nothing - subclasses are responsible for rendering the title area.

Parameters:
e - the paint event

getDescriptionControl

protected 
Control getDescriptionControl()
Returns description control that will be placed under the title if present.

Returns:
the description control or null if not used.

getSeparatorControl

protected 
Control getSeparatorControl()
Returns the separator control that will be placed between the title and the description if present.

Returns:
the separator control or null if not used.

computeSize

public 
Point computeSize(int wHint,
                         int hHint,
                         boolean changed)
Computes the size of the expandable composite.

Overrides:
computeSize in class Composite
Parameters:
wHint - the width hint (can be SWT.DEFAULT)
hHint - the height hint (can be SWT.DEFAULT)
changed - true if the control's contents have changed, and false otherwise
Returns:
the preferred size of the control.
See Also:
Composite.computeSize(int, int, boolean)

isFixedStyle

protected boolean isFixedStyle()
Returns true if the composite is fixed i.e. cannot be expanded or collapsed. Fixed control will still contain the title, separator and description (if present) as well as the client, but will be in the permanent expanded state and the toggle affordance will not be shown.

Returns:
true if the control is fixed in the expanded state, false if it can be collapsed.

getTextClient

public 
Control getTextClient()
Returns the text client control.

Returns:
Returns the text client control if specified, or null if not.

setTextClient

public void setTextClient(
Control textClient)
Sets the text client control. Text client is a control that is a child of the expandable composite and is placed to the right of the text. It can be used to place small image hyperlinks. If more than one control is needed, use Composite to hold them. Care should be taken that the height of the control is comparable to the height of the text.

Parameters:
textClient - the textClient to set or null if not needed any more.

getTextClientHeightDifference

public int getTextClientHeightDifference()
Returns the difference in height between the text and the text client (if set). This difference can cause vertical alignment problems when two expandable composites are placed side by side, one with and one without the text client. Use this method obtain the value to add to either descriptionVerticalSpacing (if you have description) or clientVerticalSpacing to correct the alignment of the expandable without the text client.

Returns:
the difference in height between the text and the text client or 0 if no corrective action is needed.
Since:
3.3

hasTitleBar

protected boolean hasTitleBar()
Tests if this expandable composite renders a title bar around the text.

Returns:
true for TITLE_BAR or SHORT_TITLE_BAR styles, false otherwise.

setTitleBarForeground

public void setTitleBarForeground(
Color color)
Sets the color of the title bar foreground when TITLE_BAR style is used.

Parameters:
color - the title bar foreground

getTitleBarForeground

public 
Color getTitleBarForeground()
Returns the title bar foreground when TITLE_BAR style is used.

Returns:
the title bar foreground

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